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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
says he acted reasonable and consistently with the law. >> and in order for mr. mezerilee to be on the lawsuit in that shooting the court has to have determined his conduct shocked the conscience. my argument that that is not the case here. >> a ruling is not expected for at least two months. >> a special visitor in san francisco tonight to eat eet a little humble pie. abc 7 news is live tonight at the home of world series champion san francisco giants. hi, carolyn. nice to have the mayor in town. >> yes. both mayors have mustaches and being encouraged to shave if they're on the losing end of the deal. both declined to do that. detroit dave bing was a good sport today. he said he was trying to be honorable in defeat. detroit mayor and first lady, dave and eve yet bing arrived ready for him to take good on a losing bet. >> are you here under dures? >> absolutely. but it's history now. as a former athlete i respect what happened. i didn't like it from the detroit status point but giants played a wonderful series. >> and the mayor ed lee has bragging rights. what do you think
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
if they have high density. the law goes into affect april 1, 2013. dan? >> yes. thank you. >> coming up here next michael finney with the high tech gift that can't keep up with demands this holiday season. >> also, a sheriff goes back to school to tackle a serious subject. parents concerns over a registered sex offender allowed to volume lun near a school. >> and apple sends a big message to customers about quality control. a product that got a manager fired. stay with us. >>> here is a live look at the campus of oikos university. the school community holding a concert and dedicating a garden this evening to victims of that shooting rampage on the campus in april. seven people died tlchl the victims included students and staff members. prosecutors say the former nursing student one goh was the gunman captured in a shopping sent center in alameda. goh pled got yilt -- guilty to the charges. >> today a federal judge denied a national rifle association nra a preliminary injunction against two san francisco gun laws. the city attorney argued the ordinance reasonably helped public safety without
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
is a resource available online to parents because of the law. >> people and offenders are any and everyone in the community. so sometimes you never know. >> someone at the school aloud the 51-year-old2ás= convicted child molester to volume lun near a fund raising he venlt. the bishop of the diocese says this will never happen again. the popular parish priest left. a former student used technology to confirm her suspicion. >> this young woman went on to her phone, and saw yes, he is a sex offender. she used technology to confirm. >> few parents wanted to stop to talk about the matter. one did. cindy has three children ages five, seven, nine. >> everybody is fwork together. we're a strong community going to be looking out for one another. so, so. yes. there is no concern for me. >> the sheriff says an investigation is underway to determine whether anyone knew that a registered sex owe fwrernd was working as a volunteer. >> still to come tonight at 6:00 a couple ends up on the wrong side of the gun. but they're quick thinking saved the day. >> a moving ceremony, a tribute. two fallen politi
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
for resisting arest and interfering with government business. this law will not take affect until february to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this is just going that way, it's a crush to my generation. >> it's been a issue in the castro and elsewhere. and after two years, i am trying to avoid dealing with it. i felt, i had to deal witness. i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it pass. and to move on to other thing autos seven people detained one woman put in a van, taken into custody for resisting arest. let me tell but a little oddity here at city hall with this vote. the first tinl around a couple weeksing ayork waits 6.5, today, 7-4 looked like scott weiner picked up support but the supervisor says no. i was just distracted and i accidentally voted in favor of the ban. she asked for the vote retaken it was, again, 6-5 in favor of banning public nudity. >> this led to an arrest of a san francisco blogger who sent a picture of supervisor scott weiner in a ba
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Nov 29, 2012 11:35pm PST
that only 17 states have specific laws that protect students from harsh, some say barbaric methods of restraint and other techniques. >> some day, we're all -- i think we're all going to look back, we're going to say, "can you believe what we did here?" >> why are they red marks all over him? >> reporter: in dallas, this video was made by a mother of a 4-year-old, as he tried get a staff member to let go of her boy. in kentucky, a mother found her autistic 8-year-old son had been stuffed into a duffle back like this one, specially made to restrain children. and schools across the country are investing in specially built seclusion rooms, like this one, where young students can be locked up for hours. >> they'd lock you in there and it was dock. there's no windows. you are just stuck in there for the whole day. >> reporter: at the age of 11, giordanos all too well what can happen. >> it's scary. really scary. even for the bravest person in the world, it's still really scary. >> reporter: now, some members of congress are trying to get such techniques prohibited or restricted by feder
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
time there is no law restricting succession to boys. if she gives birth to a third, that baby will be third in line to the thrown. >> what do you think is in the future? >> brothers and sisters. >> well, let's give them time for the first one. the couple considered the future of the royal family. now, their baby is expected to secure the future of the monarchy for decades to come. >> oh, they're abuzz in great britain. katy pery gets a big honor and major a listers get glamd up for an oscar see vent. >> the academy provided a big cheese at the awards. even kristin stewart. stars lined red carpet for a night honoring individual who's made a difference behind the scenes. >> these people made contributions so that is pretty special. >> it's not the contest. that the other one is. this is more and it's the way it was originally. >> it airs sunday here on abc. now, to katy perry honored this weekend by the trevor project providing suicide prevention services. a list of celebrities came out to show support. >> we want everybody to have a right to be whoever they choogs to be. there
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
into law. deputies tried to move quickly to cover the protestors. there is a rule requiring clothes at city hall. when taking their off, three men, four women were tossed out. >> i am nudist butuqcdñ i prepae to have the freedom of being in the sexual revolution. >> the law will take affect in february unless a judge sides with the nudist who's say the ban violates their civil rights. there willo#z be permitted devents. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies and adults they should ab shamed of their body autos supervisor scott weiner says his constituents were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. sow sponsors this citywide ordinance. >> i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it passed and to move on to other thing autos but that is not likely to happen right away. there is now a criminal charge against local blogger michael petrillis posting this picture of scott weiner in a bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor again talls. the district attorne
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
. she wandered away a youth center november 27th. the staff tells us by law they could not stop her they lost track of her at the fruitvale bart station the man grabbed her, took her to his home in san francisco then raped her over several days. place arrested 36-year-old gary atkinson sunday. prosecutors have charged him with performing lewd acts upon a child and rape of an incompetent person. >> this is by far, one of the most sickening cases i've seen in my career as a police officer that someone as mr. atkinson, can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> the girl eventually escaped and she being praised for her bravery. >>> who would steal a salvation army kettle? that's what police in san diego are trying to figure out. a thief walked way with a kettle filled with more than $300 in donations. police say the kettle ringer turned away for a second to help someone when the kettle was stolen. the money was supposed to be used to help 2,000 children and their families. >>> finding a parking spot in downtown san mateo can be easier if you download a new app. the company spent
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Dec 4, 2012 4:30am PST
even though federal attorneys are threatening to seize the property claiming it violates federal laws. the judge sided with the facility because state lou allows -- state law allows non-profits to distribute marijuana. >>> abc7 news teaming up with the job journal for another hire event today. recruiters will have more than 350 jobs available in san jose. the company's hiring hyatt regency, santa clara, california army national guard, new york life insurance and financial services and sleep train bring your resume to the doubletree hotel in san jose from noon to 4:00 this afternoon. the weather should be good especially if san jose. >> it should be. let's check in with mike. hope we are not dragging you down this morning buddy? >> not at all, love the mornings, tuesdays especially. north bay where we have our best chance of steady rain from this morning through the of -- through the afternoon. if you are traveling state today, best chance of wet weather north of 80, not much in the way of snow mixing in with the storm now, very warm core system. 50s chico and eureka and tahoe and yose
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
shock. why feds say many hotels are actually breaking the law. >> a study uncovers reasons most women may end up getting a mastectomy. apparently has little to do with heir health. >>> a 15-year-old accused of a deadly crime spree entered court today. did he not enter a plea. prosecutors say november 16th he took part in four robberies killed a person during a car jacking and injured an officer in a shootout. the teenager is being tried as an adult. he is too young to qualify for death penalty. a second suspect could face the death penalty if prosecutors pursue it. >> in oakland two people killed over a violent weekend were teenagers. the another of one victim spoke for the first time today. that story from east oakland. >> four people shot and killed over the weekend oakland. it wasn't until last night that police confirmed to abc 7 news two killed were teen-aged girls ages 15, 16. >> my caughter was my life. >> she is the mother of 16-year-old bobby sartane. she and her best friend gunned down in east oakland just off high street sunday morning. >> i went to the morgue, or coroner i
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Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
electronic privacy. undercurrent law a warrant is needed only for e-mails that are less than six months old. critics say the bill will do little to keep law enforcement from combing through e-mail. >>> i-team exclusive, state prison officials denied parole for one of the chowchilla kidnappers. fred woods and two other men abducted a busload of children from the central valley town in 1976. they drove them to a quarry in livermore and locked them in a buried van. the 26 children and bus driver managed to dig their way out after 16 hours before the kidnappers could deliver a five million dollar ransom demand. one was released, in february. the parole board denied woods' release the board said he didn't take full responsibility for his role in the crime. exclusive new details on the kidnapping tonight on abc7 news at 6:00. >>> new york still cleaning up from superstorm sandy and nation another problem, looting. thieves raided a school in queens and took off with $100,000 worth of equipment. they also took two automated heart defibrillators each worth $16,000. the school is one of third -- one
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
ruled against blocking the law yesterday and said it could go into effect in the new year this contradicts a ruling made monday by a different judge who says the law potentially violates first amendment rights. attorney general harris supports the ban and intends on defending the law. >>> clerical employees at the port of long beach and los angeles will go back to their jobs this morning follow allege eight-day strike. they reached a deal last night. the los angeles mayor took part in the negotiations yesterday with federal mediators only a small number of clerical workers had been on strike with thousands of others refusing to cross the picket line. the strike had been a boost to the port oefbg land as deliveries were re-- oakland as deliveries were recruited. >>> happy birthday caldecott tunnel today is the 75th anniversary of the tunnel. the original two bores cost 4 1/2 million dollars and took three years to build they replaced 1903 tunnel prone to closing during floods and mudslides. >>> you drove across it this morning. doesn't look a day over 74. >> no it looks sur
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Nov 30, 2012 1:05am PST
beginning at 4:30. long-lost co. >> according to arizona law you don't have to go to the press conference and hold the check. they do release your name in arizona by law and your neighborhood. so people know who you are. and so i just think that is a weird law to me. >> it's weird. >> clearly. it's all right. he's stinking rich now. >> take the money and lose anonymity. >>> you're about to see one of the amazing stunts ever. choreographed midair dance between an
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
the mayor's signature to become law, next year. offenders will face possible jail time for violations. possible exemptions would be beta breakers and gay pride parade. >> oakland city council decided to make a decision on a dog park at lake shore avenue and mcarthur boulevard. oakland residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions first. the meeting starts at 5:30. >> this afternoon aj strike by clerks shut down the ports of los angeles and long beach. following all night talks both sides agreed to early federal mediation. >> i'm more optimistic. there is movement being made on both sides. >> that strike is costing u.s. economy estimated $1pgañ billion per day in lost trades. truckers honoring ticket lines. clerical union says the únf$wguz is jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering 600 clerksz lifetime job security. >> former command yefr a task force is pleading guilty. the attorney tells axe bc 7 news the client will admit to five counts tomorrow in oakland, welsh is accused of stealing drugs from evidence lockers trying to sell drugs on the streets.
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
with channel 7 on my side. >> net spend told us it followed law as outlined by the federal deposit insurrance corporation. regulation e gaifz bank 10 working days tobt resolve disputes but the clock doesn't start until the complaint is submitted in writing. thomas said he didn't know that. and medi says that was the delay. net spend decided to give thomas a pro visional credit. >> i felt better to get my money back. >> the debit card thomas used was issued by medi bank operating the atm. so 7 on your side talked to the medi bank president. brad hanson told us no one would lose money in an atm. systems are in place to track the money that goes in or out, quote, the bank stands behind the transaction all the way and the consume jer never out money. an investigation confirmed the story. the pro visional credit lifted and thomas got his money. >> yes. i appreciate channel 7 on your side. >> hobson says he doesn't know what caused the atm to short thomas. we should point out not all debit cards are backed up by the bank. if that is the case your transaction would not be protected by the regulatio
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
. the 320 million dollar hospital was built to meet california's seismic safety law. >>> filmmaker george lucas is moving forward with a plan that will bring a new park. donating vacant building downtown san anselmo. he has filed for a permit to demolish the building and make way for the new park, it will include bronze statues of indiana jones and yoda. expect today to open by summer. >>> that seems so far away. >> it is. >> let's compare the difference between yesterday and today. >>> yesterday was a quick burst we are going to see a stronger within for the second tonight and strongest for the -- stronger one for the second tonight and strongest for the weekend. right now question yet conditions in san francisco, you can't tell that to the folks in the north bay, they've had the light showers on and off where we start with live doppler 7 hd, blue and green is representing light rain through cloverdale and clear lake this morning. as you head south, the roads are wet into windsor and highway 37, san rafael through novato, lakeville highway, all looking at light shower activity. temperatu
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Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
?" >> reporter: an abc news investigation has found that only 17 states have specific laws protecting students from harsh treatments and restraints. >> there's thousands and thousands of children that have been traumatized, they have been injured. >> reporter: in arizona and washington state, parents are up in arms over padded isolation boxes or cells, where students have been left for long stretches. in kentucky, a mother found her autistic 8-year-old son had been stuffed into a duffel bag like this one, specially made to restrain children. >> they held me, like -- >> reporter: in pennsylvania, a group of students with behavioral issues described to abc news how they had been tied up or manhandled at previous schools. did it hurt? >> yeah, it really did hurt. >> reporter: 11-year-old jordan described being locked up in one of those isolation boxes. >> it's scary. really scary. even for the bravest person in the world, it's still really scary. >> reporter: and even worse, there have been dozens of deaths of students being restrained by teachers or staff, often untrained or unaware of safe proc
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Nov 29, 2012 1:40am PST
member is outside monitoring what happens. >> that is fascinating but that state law on disciplining students really varies wildly and that the federal law restricts, if there is no federal laws, to restrict policies and practices like this. looked like a jail cell. >> that seems a little harsh for kids, you know, that age. sure teachers will find a way to rationalize it. that seems a little overly punitive and strange. but obviously think, if it gets strong enough parental reaction they will change some of those policies. >> you think. seems archaic. >> music to my ears. the next story. still to come on the show, tony soprano, yes. the man, he is back. >> this is music to my ears -- brad pitt. the action packed movie starring brad pitt and james gandolfini, is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc ♪ ♪ ♪ until brad pitt comes along >>> if you like that song, well, brad pitt, of course, is among the heavyweights in a new movie that looks like an action packed crime drama that also raises pretty interesting political questions as well. >> and "sop
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
to wilderness but he says the national park service is misrepresenting federal law. the contract with the state of california and the needs of the community. >> california's long legal battle for maernl equality is on hold again. california's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage. the justices were expected to announce whether they'll review the legality. the high court did not take action on several cases involving u.s. defense of marriage act. the high courts next conference to consider pending appeals is this friday. >> the oscar grant case is in court today again. he was a shot in 2009. attorneys for other officers involved in this shooting are appealing a ruling they're not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mezery guilty. >> the head of san francisco muni has a plan to appease critics of the controversial central subway project. the muni chief wants tochl tend the line through china town, north, and into north beach as you can see on the map. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater. residents have been vocal. the current plan calls for t
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Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
. the ordinance will go into effect february 1st. opponents have filed suit trying to block the law they say it violates civil rights. >>> sharp reaction to proposed closure of four fire stations in the east bay. voters turned didn't a measure last month that would have saved the stations. not far from the shell oil refinery. alan wang explains what this means. >> reporter: carol's home lies in the shadow of the shell refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department in case of a major catastrophe it would receive aid from station 12 of the contra costa county district that could end due to lack of funding. >> i know, i'm not happy it is nice having the fire station across the street. >> going to impact response times to the areas around the station. >> reporter: if station 12 is shutdown, people living near the shell refinery would rely on a fire station in downtown martinez, it would add four minutes to response time. 12 with three ours could have been saved by a parcel tax measure that failed last month. supervisors were grappling with the decision to shutter four of the 28 s
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Nov 28, 2012 4:30am PST
prohibits anyone other than sworn law enforcement from discharging a firearm within city limits. >>> a falcon is expected to survive, somebody found the adult male in a field near watsonville. wildlife officials say the bird was shot with a pellet gun and has a wound in its chest and leg. a team performed surgery, they will feed him and medicate him by hand, then release him back into the wild. >>> still ahead, first of its kind medical transplant. we'll show you how doctors moved a breathing lung from one patient to another. >>> live doppler is tracking rain and wind from a major storm, the first of several coming to the bay area. another check of the forecast and your wet morning commut there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. ben's mom uses it around the bathtub. it kills mold, and unlike clorox clean-up, it's approved to keep it from coming back for up to a week. share your lysol story, and see more, on facebook. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. >>> live doppler this mo
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Nov 30, 2012 1:40am PST
found that only 17 states have specific laws protecting students from harsh treatments and restraints. >> that's there's thousands and thousands of children that have been traumatized, that have been injured. >> reporter: in arizona and washington state, parents are up in arms over padded isolation boxes or cells where students have been left for long stretches. in kentucky a mother found her autistic eight-year-old son had been stuffed into a duffel bag like this one, especially made to restrain children. >> they held me. >> reporter: in pennsylvania a group of students with behavioral issues described to abc news how they had been tied up or manhandled at previous schools. did it hurt? >> yeah. it really did hurt. >> reporter: jordan described being locked up in one of the isolation boxes? >> it's scary. really scary. even for the bravest person in the world, it's still really scary. >> reporter: and even work there have been dozens of deaths of students after being restrained by teachers or staff who were untrained or did not know the safe procedures. brian ross, abc news. >> brian
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Dec 1, 2012 4:00am PST
conspiracy was a non-starter. one law enforcement source described the young man's intent as serious. but the source said, the attack was not imminent. >> okay. pierre thomas, thanks for that report. >>> we have breaking news overnight from overseas. a new provocation from north korea. the secretive nuclear nation says it will launch a long-range rocket later this month, some time between the 10th and the 22nd of december. the launch of a rocket broke apart shortly after liftoff. that was in april. >>> the u.s. is criticizing israel's decision to build new barriers to a potential peace deal. israel says they will build new settlements in the west bank and jerusalem, on land thought to belong to the palestinians. >>> and hundreds of people wrr forced to evacuate from their homes in new jersey late friday, hours after a train derailed spilling a hazardous chemical. authoriti authorities ordered people to leave their homes. 70 people went to the emergency room. but most were discharged in hours. >>> a course in south africa is being overrun by baboons. one of them, seen here. the actual
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
address to reach him, preventing him from asserting his parental rights. experts say utah's adoption laws are less strict than other states. >> for whatever reason, utah's laws appeal to people who want to get it done quick, rather than people who want to get it done right. >> reporter: the little girl was adopted by jared and christy fry, a utah couple that wanted to expand their family. the toddler, who turns 2 in march, has been with them since her birth. but a judge has ordered them to return the little girl to her father, within 60 days. and the clock is ticking. >> he has a fundamental right to raise his own child. they can help, if they want to. it's up to them. >> reporter: the frys appear ready to fight. in a statement to abc news, their attorneys say, they believe the district court made errors with their decision. meantime, achaen says he will do what it takes to get his daughter. the next hearing in this case is scheduled for january 16th. and terry's attorney tells us that is to discus the transition of the child. >>> let's bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams, in this ca
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
sting cases. so, authorities say infiltrating the alleged conspiracy was a non-starter. one law enforcement source described the young man's intent as serious. but the source said, the attack was not imminent. >> okay. pierre thomas, thanks for that report. >>> and we have breaking news overnight from overseas. a new provocation from north korea. the secretive nuclear nation says it will launch a long-range rocket later this month, some time between the 10th and the 22nd of december. the first attempt to launch of a rocket broke apart shortly after liftoff. that was back in april. the white house says tests like this only further isolates north korea. >>> the u.s. is criticizing israel's decision to build new barriers to a potential peace deal. israel says they will build new settlements in the west bank and jerusalem on land considered to belong to the palestinians. the announcement was a quick response to the united nations vote to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. >>> and hundreds of people were forced to evacuate from their homes in new jersey, late friday,
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Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >>> and now we have a special experiment to show you. what happens when you think you're awake behind the wheel but your brain is going to sleep? drowsy driving is so serious in this country, there are now criminal cases in half a dozen states threatening jail time for people accused of being too sleep deprived to drive. abc's ron claiborne wants to show you what happened to him. >> reporter: my eyes are open, but what you can't tell in this experiment, i'm actually asleep. every day an estimated 250,000 americans fall asleep while driving like this woman, who was videotaped seemingly nodding off at the wheel in denver. sleep-deprived drivers are blamed for thousands of crashes every year. but many times it's not that obvious. scientists say there's something called microsleep where you can fall asleep for just a few seconds without realizing it. sometimes with your eyes open. >> hi, i'm ron claiborne. >> reporter: we traveled to the liberty mute c
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
of its members as very high or high. this puts the law making body, second-lowest on the list of 22 professions. higher only than car sales people. >> how telling is that? >> that's an indictment. >>> and another nasty storm is drenching the west coast, from northern california, into portland and seattle. this is the fourth big rainmaker to hit that area in a week. and this time, it could dump up to five inches of rain and cause even more flooding and destruction. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: after several days of drenching rain, downed trees, flooding and rockslides, families throughout the west are finally getting a break in the severe weather to clean up. three storms have slammed through the region in less than a week, dumping up to a foot of rain in some areas. washing out entire roads. and even creating this 20-foot sinkhole in lafayette, california. the other big danger, large trees continue to fall from the saturated ground. this one nearly crushed a man. how close did it come to you? >> within feet of my trucks. >> reporter: slick roads have led to several
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. so now's the time. she doesn't even though our really get us. and she'll never know who we are, or what... no way, madden girls?? nike! who's your mommy now? famous brands. famously easy. famous footwear. victory is yours. went home and fed her family. now she's helping her community. no wonder it's hard to focus on her own needs. but she's got one a day women's, a complete multivitamin with key nutrients women may need all in one pill. because our focus is you. . >>> we are on storm watch. a look at live doppler shows where the storm is now. some areas already getting rain and strong winds. people are preparing as we face the first of several storms over the next few days. >>> it is knocking on our door in sonoma county. in the next tw warmer than normal in the rockies. stormy with rain and snow, from san francisco, north to seattle. >>> finally from us this morning, reality check. a new queen is reigning in the ballroom. >> capping a season of all-stars. a first-time w
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
throughout the afternoon. >> carolyn: lindsay lohan is in trouble with the law. she was arrested on assault charges early this morning. police say she hit a woman in the face during an argument. that club avenue at chelsea. few hours she was charged in california for a car crash earlier this year. they accuse her of reckless driving as she crashed her porche in the back of a dump truck. >> we're hearing that joe jackson is being treated at las vegas hospital. michael jackson's father is in good spirits and expected to be sent on home on friday. he has had several small strokes. it occurred twice before this. >> carolyn: they talk about the hobbit and "dancing with the stars" pro is going to take an acting gig. >> the hobbit, it doesn't hit theaters. but hit a world premiere in new zealand. peter jackson and other stars were there for the celebration. and the star talked about the film's title. >> it's an unexpected journey but for all of us it was extremely unexpected. >> it's an unexpected journey and arrives in theaters december 14. he may not have taken over the trophy but he will guest
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Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >>> tonight, millions of americans are planning holiday travel. and we have some confidential advice, from hotel workers, garage attendants. "20/20" anchor chris cuomo is opening the door on what could really be happening behind the scenes during your vacation. >> reporter: looks like a car-jacking, doesn't it? but it's actually a car parking by a hotel valet in st. louis posted on youtube. >> the valet's not going to make any money unless he gets that dollar tip. so there's a focus on speed. of course, when it comes out, it's driven really slowly and carefully. >> reporter: the solution? tip the valet before you surrender your car or expect the abuse to begin. when it comes to hotel happiness, tipping is worth it. come to the front desk with your friend president jackson and an upgrade could be yours. flash a 'tude instead, watch your back. is it true that there is a culture of revenge that exists on behalf of the staff? >> oh, without a doubt. th
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
if the company's business practices. sources tell bloomberg google seeking to persuade fcc it hasn't broken laws. the company is reportedly worried entering into any settlement with the agency may hurt its future business dealings. the company and motorola units settle a lawsuit with immersion corporation that has sued motorola claiming some of the smart phones infringed. under the deal google will pay for past missed shipments. talk about the stock parkt. stocks ending the day down, investor as wait news on fiscal cliff bloomberg silicon valley was down on the day. sales of microsoft x box 360 are outpacing those with the new gaming system. a spokesperson blogged 750,000 consoles were sold in the u.s. last week, and that compares to just $400,000. the brand new wiiu, everybody fighting for those gamers and their)8áÑ attention during the holiday season. dan and carolyn, back to you. >> thank you. >> we're expecting big changes in the weather. >> yes. sandhya patel is tracking it all. it did sound intense. >> yes. with a first storm hitting during rush hour, timing of the storm does not look go
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
accidents san jose prohibits anyone other than law enforcement officers from discharging a firearm. >>> first of its kind medical transplant. we'll show you how doctors moved a breathing long from one patient to another. >>> another look for you as we track the storm and the wind, the rain all coming from a major storm over the bay area. we'll have traffic impact as >>> good morning. rain and winds continue to increase across the bay area heff withiest north bay from santa rosa to rohnert park highway -- 1 and highway 101 spreading into marin county, lighter returns east and south bay, grab your umbrella, wind gusts over 40 miles an hour around the bay in spots, temperatures on the mild side, rain will anyone -- diminish throughout the afternoon. >>> heavy rain bridges bay area, bay bridge toll, cash paying folks have a minor delay, fast track and carpoolers are whizzing through the toll, no metering lights yet, windy conditions on the upper deck headed into san francisco. wet at the golden gate bridge, light traffic southbound, four lanes for your southbound commute no problems of
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
police there because they're going to think you're ripping them off. police don't know laws. just show it to them, walk out. >> be done with it. >> yes. >> robin asked a good question. now that everybody is shopping i bought a purse from a thrift store thinking waits real but it's counterfeit. >> you thought you got a score there? that is a bummer. it's legal for them to do it. as long as they didn't know it was a fake. and they probably didn't. i would just go back and return it that. is the best thing you can do. if they knew it was a fake, then just like anyone else, you're not atloud do that. so if you know it's fake, no go. >> louis wants to know is it legal to advertise a job that is less than minimum wage? i see nanny jobs paying p an hour. >> do you believe that? i'm glad you gave me an opportunity to talk about this. minimum wage is not required for everyone. let me tell you who doesn't get it. domestic workers. parents, children of workers of employers i believe i've got a graphic for this. apprentices could not have to be paid. neither do sales reps. so there is a minimum wa
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
for people who broke the law. they go on to argue keeping incapacitated and terminally ill prisoners behind bars is unfair and costly to the country. >>> federal authorities have a big warning for parents, be careful what you buy your kids. this year customs and consumer product safety commission have blocked a record number of dangerous toys from hitting store shelves some had electrical or choking hazards. customs officers testified a shipment of toys out of the book for lead contamination. >> showing a high content of lead in these rubber tires, something that children could inswreft and that would be harmful to their development. >>> coming up, at 7:00, the red flags, what parents need to know before being toys. >>> what need to know before you hit the roads really wet out there, really windy and lots of accidents. >> mike is just getting new rain totals. >> especially around santa cruz nearly an inch in an hour more than eight inches around the napa dam, very impressive rainfall totals we've talked about possibly getting 10 to 12 inches in the north bay we are well on our way in that o
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Dec 2, 2012 9:00am PST
with the wipers going, and you know it is the law. you have to have your lights on if the wipers are going. we haven't seen anyone who seems to be driving without that, not on a day like today. you know, today's game between the kansas city chiefs and the carolina panthers will go on as scheduled as the chiefs try to come to grips with yesterday's murder-suicide involving line backer belcher and his girlfriend. police say belcher shot his girlfriend to death, and then drove to a team facility at arrow head stadium where he sped past a security checkpoint. his bosses were called to the parking lot where they found him holding a gun to his head. they say he thanked the general manager and the head coach forgiving him a chance in the nfl. and then he shot himself. >>> authorities say at least 14 people are dead following an attack on a u.s. airbase in afghanistan. it happened in the town of jalalabad. afghan officials report the two-hour attack began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate of the base. u.s. helicopters fired on the attacking militants killing all nine of them. none got th
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Nov 28, 2012 12:00am PST
kind of motivation was to abolish a law in which you could not play musical instruments in the dorm environment. and we were successful in getting rid of that rule. so the club ceased to exist. but it was really fun being part of that and i met some good friends through it. and, um, and yeah. >> his parents are going to jump off a bridge. institute for marijuana research is obviously getting a lot of attention. and admission is competitive. to get into the school you have to fail a lot of very rigorous drug tests. as far as preparing kids for the future, if you're a student looking to get a job right out of college, it does look like a good school to put on your list. >> stuck in a dead-end job? would you like to be in then apply now to the humboldt institute for interdisciplinary marijuana research and prepare yourself for a low pressure career in such jobs as dog wanting, pizza delivery, occupying wall street, dressing up as chewbaca. party clown, living in a van and selling friendship bracelets and oil. olympic swimming and more. just listen to what real students have to say. >>
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Dec 1, 2012 12:00am PST
to be honest with me. how many of you brought your in-laws here so you could avoid talking to them for an hour? [ laughter ] blink twice if the answer is yes. the first thanksgiving feast, i don't know if you know, took place in 1621 when native americans shared their food with the pilgrims who were starving. how much do you think they regret that decision now? [ laughter ] when in doubt, don't feed white people. how many of you are cooking a turkey tomorrow? a few? [ applause ] i'm not cooking mine this year. i'm making turkey sushi for everyone. it's l.a., that's what we do. i'm actually going to st. louis for thanksgiving. i'm hungry already. when the food comes out, i eat like the cookie monster. i don't even eat. i just grab the food with my hands and smash it all over my face. most of us will have dinner with our families tomorrow, which can be difficult because they're weirdos who say weird things. quite a few members of our staff are traveling in the morning to be with their families, so, i thought it would be beneficial to go around the office today and ask them what they don't want t
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00am PST
, for the first time since law enforcement officials can remember, no one in new york city was, quote, shot, stabbed or slashed. is there a difference between getting stab and slashed? seems like they might be trying to make this sound more impressive than it is, but unfortunately, the big news resulted in a series of celebratory stabbings, so -- [ laughter ] actually, the record almost went out the window. a 16-year-old kid walked into the hospital in the bronx with a gunshot wound to his thigh but the police determined that he accidentally shot himself. kid must have been confused when the cops congratulated him on that. i think i know why there were no shootings, stabbings or slashing on monday. people were too exhausted from shooting, stabbing and slashing other shoppers on black friday. [ applause ] thank you. oh -- thanks, guys. did any of you watch the show "teen mom" on mtv, a reality show, it's -- yes? what, are you one of the teen moms? why are you pointing at her? she watches it. it's on tv, you know? . one of the fourteen moms is a fine young lady named janelle. she's on probati
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Dec 4, 2012 1:40am PST
for the first time, there's no law restricting success to boys. so if kate gives birth to a girl, that little baby will automatically be third in line to the throne. what do you think is in the future for a royal baby like this? >> brothers and sisters. [ laughter ] >> reporter: let's give them a little time for their first one. the couple is considered the future of the royal family, and now their baby is expected to secure the future of the monarchy for decades to come. the royal couple revealed early because they feared news of her pregnancy would like out once she arrived in the hospital. which might have led to a few interesting conversations yesterday. reportedly the queen herself just found out yesterday. and prince harry, william's brother, who's serving in afghanistan, reportedly found out via e-mail. rob and paula? >> nick, we keep hearing about the baby and the heir to the throne. but there could be potentially be babies, plural, twins. >> yeah. there's not a lot of data about this h.g. as they call what kate is suffering from, hyperem sis grav darm. but the one study that we found
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
in arizona, california, and getting help from the fbi in mexico. >> law enforcement has to walk a fine line. if they're too threatening and the parents can disappear, the child's life can be in danger. >> our heart goes out to 11-year-old emily. all we want is for her to try to get medical help. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >>> and now to that shocking story played out on television in front of millions of viewers. it's a little tough to see this video. a television host setting a magician's head on fire. the magician is all right. he is now in the hospital recovering, and lashing out at that show's host who may soon be arrested. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: in this death- defying scene, flames shoot from the head of magician wayne houchin, a moment he says is no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watch as this unscripted prank by a tv host backfired in a horrific way. >> his face is burnt. >> reporter: now, that host is expected to face charges, a warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when houchin was a
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
be a case of which child appeared first. and it makes no difference now with this new law. it hasn't been passed yet. but they're going to rush it through. whatever the first born is, whether it's male or female, the first born will be in line for the throne. it's that simple. >> it's very exciting news, indeed. and all of our thoughts and prayers are with kate. >> now, i'm absolutely -- now, diana, funny enough, paved the way with this morning sickness. she had terrible morning sickness. the royal family had never heard of it. and she was saying once again, diana's there, paving the way for kate. >> yes. ingrid, we thank you so much. we'll have more to come from here in london. elizabeth? >> lara, thank you so much. >>> let's find out more about this condition called hyperemesis, that kate has been hospitalized with. abc news senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton is an obgyn. you've treated lots of expectant moms. people are causing this extreme nausea and morning sickness. this really isn't. it's in a whole different league. >> absolutely correct, elizabeth. this is morning sic
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
compound where authorities say warren jeffs could make polygamy the law of the land. this morning, authorities want that land. the 1,600 acres that make up the yearning for zion ranch. in a 91-page court filing, officials say jeffs designed the compound for the purpose of facilitating and perpetrating criminal offenses, including bigamy and sexual assault. elisa wall is a former child bride from the ranch. and says its end is long overdue. >> i believe it's one more step for showing the leaders of the flds and showing that the government is not going to stop. >> reporter: authorities say jeffs, who has since been convicted of assaulting his young brides, used the temple and features he personally designed. there is a table, but it will be made so it can be a table or it can be a bed. it will be covered with a sheet. but it will have a plastic cover, to protect the mattress from what will happen on it. we had rare access to the compound following a police raid in 2008. do 14-year-old, 15-year-old, 16-year-old girls get married here? >> we are talking about our children. >> reporter
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Dec 5, 2012 1:40am PST
hours after the attack, exactly one block from the cream scene. law enforcement sources say he later made statements implicating himself. newsstand vendor liz willis says she was stunned. >> this morning he came, just like his normal self. i go, oh, that's you. he goes, no, it's not. i said, yes, it is. >> reporter: she said the suspect often did odd jobs for the vendors in the area and had clearly changed his appearance. when she confronted him, ms. willis says he wandered off. >> he shaved his head and everything. he's a lot different. i go, that's you. he goes, no, that's not me. >> leave me [ bleep ] alone. >> reporter: even his voice was familiar, arguing with the victim in the 49th street station moments before witnesses say he shoved him off the platform and into the path of an oncoming q train. neighbors identified the victim as 58-year-old han ki-suk. his funeral is planned for wednesday morning. although she immediately recognized the suspect, in a bizarre twist, liz willis admits she never bothered to tell police. the suspect was apparently taken into custody hours later.
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Nov 28, 2012 1:40am PST
should foot the bill because the city should have towed the car. >> if they go back and look at the law, i think they'll realize that they're the ones that perhaps made the biggest mistake and should really in my opinion let this young woman off the hook for this vast majority of these tickets. >> the woman, as you can imagine, is now suing her boyfriend and the city of chicago. the car was not considered abandoned by the city balls it was moved a number of times, within that same lot. >> come on, chicago. do her right. >>> a month after hurricane sandy, the obama administration is preparing to ask for more money for the recovery. the white house is expected to make the request to congress for billions of dollars in additional aid. congressional aides say the request which could top $11 billion is likely to come in the next couple of days. damage from sandy tops $70 billion in new york and new jersey alone. >>> and damage from downpours and flooding taking its toll across parts of great britain. flood watches and warnings are up for nearly all of wales and england. at least one death, a
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
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